When Clackamas County folks went to bed Monday night, they were represented in the Oregon House of Representatives by five Democrats and five Republicans. Twenty-four hours later, there were eight Democrats and just two Republicans. Continue reading
You have just a few days left to turn in your ballot for the November 6 election. Initial results will be posted on results.oregonvotes.gov starting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
There has been a lot of misinformation about this election, and likely more the closer we get to Tuesday. Some voters have been contacted by non-official entities telling them, incorrectly, that they are not registered to vote or that their voter registration is inactive. There have been incorrect statements and stories that it is too late to secure our elections and that our election system is easily hackable. Those stories are not true. Continue reading
If you were about to expand an airport next to your neighbors would you be considerate and ask them if they care? One would think the answer is obvious.
But “no” is the answer if you are the Aurora Airport and Marion County commissioners, even though the facility is in your county but Clackamas County is just down the road a tad.
Airport officials, in cahoots with certain Republican legislators and the State Aviation Board, seek a major Aurora Airport expansion so bigger jets will fly right over the quiet, residential Charbonneau neighborhood next door. Continue reading
Governor Kate Brown won the endorsement of Independent gubernatorial candidate Patrick Starnes in a televised report from Portland on Oct. 30. Starnes said his reason is the excessive amount of funding Republican Knute Buehler has received from one person. That would be Nike founder Phil Knight, who has personally contributed $2.5 million to Buehler.
Brown’s campaign said Starnes reached out to them earlier in the week to discuss the situation.
This latest development occurred as Oregon voters are turning out at a higher clip than usual with Clackamas County staying ahead of the curve, but only by a smidgen. Continue reading
More than one pundit has already said that Clackamas and Washington counties will carry or lose this election for the Democrats. Let’s look at the numbers.
Multnomah County’s 527,169 registered voters make it the largest. And Oregon’s largest county is severely lopsided favoring Democrats. More than equaling it, however, are the combination of Washington County, 355,459, and Clackamas, 287,931. They, too, lean Democratic.
Those three counties are some 42 percent of Oregon’s vote next month. Continue reading
By Peter Toll
Clackamas County is in the thick of it this election as various political analysts agree the governor’s race between Kate Brown and Knute Buehler will be decided here and in Washington County.
An article in the Portland Tribune makes it clear: Multnomah County voters predictably deliver a big number to Kate Brown’s re-election. But the bottom line will come in the two big “swing” counties, those known to go both ways or sometimes lean one way or the other.
Let’s take a quick look at voter registration, which gives Democrats the edge, then we’ll visit the turnout numbers. Continue reading